These 4 Healthy Habits Can Prevent These 4 Common Killers

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A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has found people adhering to 4 simple lifestyle behaviors can prevent diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and even cancer!  The 4 lifestyle behaviors are: 1. Not smoking 2. Exercising 3.5 hours per week 3. Eating a healthy diet (vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds and limited amount of meat) 4. Maintaining healthy body weight In people who follow these lifestyle behaviors, 93% of diabetes, 81% of heart attacks, 50% of strokes and 36% of all cancers were prevented!   Source:…

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Fifteen Minutes a Day of This Can Increase Life Expectancy by Three Years

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We have reported how consistent exercise has been shown to reduce cancer, heart disease and diabetes risk, improve brain power and keep your disease-susceptible genes “silent.”  Now, Germany’s Society of Neurologists and the Stroke Society have reported that a mere 15 minutes of exercise a day can extend life expectancy. Over 400,000 participants in Taiwan had their health status checked regularly over eight years. The study found that 15 minutes of exercise a day made a surprising contribution to improving overall health. The more a…

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This Healthy Habit Can Improve Your Brain Power

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You have heard us talk about things you can feed your brain to keep it healthy, including omega-3 fats, vitamin D, magnesium, green tea, red wine and curcumin (tumeric).  It is equally important to avoid brain damaging foods, such as excess sugar, trans fats, most vegetable and seed oils, and neurotoxins (MSG, flouride, artificial sweeteners, colorings and preservatives).  Aside of these dietary factors, an overwhelming amount of research is showing regular exercise may top the list as the one of the most important ingredients for…

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8 “Mainstream” Food Myths You Need to Know About

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#1:  “Saturated Fat is Bad For You and Causes Heart Disease” This recommendation arose from an unproven hypothesis from the mid-1950s. The truth is, saturated fats from animal and vegetable sources provide the building blocks for cell membranes, mineral absorption, carriers for the important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, and converts carotene to vitamin A. Saturated fat contains 9 separate fatty acids. Some of them have antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-dental cavity and anti-plaque properties. # 2: “Eating Fat Makes You Gain Weight”…

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Here is a Fun and Different Exercise with Numerous Health Benefits

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Dancing is a great way to have fun and receive numerous health benefits at the same time. While some types of exercise are good mental stimulators and others are effective muscle toners, dancing is unique because it is beneficial to every area of health. Dancing is a good way to exercise because it benefits the physical, mental, emotional, and social aspects of health.   Physical Benefits of Dance The American Council on Exercise recommends dancing for an aerobic workout, as it provides cardiovascular conditioning which…

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How to Live a Life Free of Prescription Drugs

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We are an overmedicated nation. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC, the most commonly used drugs by Americans are asthma medicines for children, central nervous system stimulants for adolescents, antidepressants for middle-aged adults, and cholesterol lowering drugs for older Americans. Consider these staggering statistics: 20% of children use at least one prescription drug each month  90% of older Americans use at least one prescription drug each month More than 76% of Americans age 60 and over use two…

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The Newest Health Risk of Drinking Soda

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For many years we have been telling you why soda is so bad for your health.  Recently, the research has been pouring in showing the health consequences and the disease risks from drinking these sugary drinks.  A new study conducted in Sweden and set to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found drinking one normal-sized soda can increase a man’s risk of developing more aggressive forms of prostate cancer by about 40 percent. Earlier this year we reported on two other…

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How Exercise Affects Your Genetics to Prevent Disease

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Last month we discussed how your lifestyle habits can determine whether your genes are “expressed” to keep you healthy or whether they trigger you to develop disease.  The field of epigenetics has shown your DNA can become damaged and express disease because of an unhealthy diet, a toxic environment, stress, and a lack of exercise.  We all know exercise is a good lifestyle habit and a vital component of good health, but we did not know how exercise affected our genes until now.   Researchers…

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Your Genes Are Not Your Destiny

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Conventional belief has been that genes control their own expression.  That is, whether the genes keep the body healthy or whether the genes directly cause certain diseases. In the most recent field of gene study called epigenetics, researchers are finding that having “bad genes” does not necessarily mean you are doomed to suffer some inevitable fate like cancer.  Genes are merely blueprints that are activated and controlled by their environment. Their environmental is affected by diet and nutrition, toxic exposures, thoughts and emotions, and other…

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Who’s in Charge of Your Health?

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The majority of Americans rely on conventional medicine for their healthcare needs.  The problem is most of this care is not ”healthcare” at all.  It is “symptom care” or “disease care.”   Most people go to a doctor when they have symptoms.  A diagnosis (naming the symptoms as a disease) is usually given by the doctor along with a prescription drug to treat the symptoms.  Little effort is made by most doctors to determine what is causing the symptoms.   Health experts are now understanding…

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